EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

We are experts on the journey of aging providing services tailored to the individual to promote independence and stability.

Our employees are rewarded and recognized through:

  • employer-paid (employee only) medical, dental, and vision health insurance
  • health savings and flexible spending accounts
  • flexible work schedules
  • vacation, sick, and personal time off
  • 11-paid Holidays
  • 403(b) plan with discretionary 5% employer match
  • new hire referral bonuses
  • quarterly employee retreats
  • recognition programs
  • wellness initiatives
  • monthly bring your dog to work day

We seek experienced professionals with reliable transportation, valid Texas Driver’s License, auto insurance; and, are able to pass criminal history background, motor vehicle driving record, and extensive reference checks. Applicants who share our core values of integrity, stewardship, collaboration, compassion, excellence, passion, and commitment are invited to send resumes and compensation expectations to Human Resources at [email protected]


Entitlement Benefits Specialist – Guardianship

Updated: April 2019
Job Summary:

The Benefits Specialist is a dynamic opportunity to coordinate entitlement benefits such as Medicaid, Social Security, and/or Medicare insurance for clients receiving Guardianship services.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Lead Medicaid process for clients; including applications, renewals, and proper documentation to ensure no disruption in services.
  • Research Medicaid Applied Income discrepancies and submit appeals when necessary.
  • Review denials from Medicaid/SSI and process appeals when necessary.
  • Apply for Representative Payee status, track progress, and receive benefits.
  • Coordinate VA benefits and compliance.
  • Stay informed about, and, provide information to staff regarding Medicaid and Social Security benefit programs and requirements.
  • Update e-chart and database on all Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and VA changes.
  • Advise team members regarding client eligibility for benefits.
  • Advocate for clients with local Medicaid and Social Security offices regarding eligibility for benefits and correction of benefit amounts.
  • Perform special project as assigned.
Competencies:
  • Knowledgeable of entitlements, community services, resources, and how to access them
  • Committed to delivering outstanding service to internal and external customers
  • Proven ability to develop and sustain productive relationships with coworkers, external partners, and volunteers
  • Strong written, verbal, and nonverbal communication skills
  • Comfortable working independently and as a team member
  • Responsive to changing priorities while completing assignments as scheduled
  • Ability to organize work efficiently, streamline processes, and prioritize responses with moderate supervision
  • Reliable and able to maintain regular, punctual attendance
Education, Skills, and Experience:
  • Associate’s Degree; or, equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Substantive knowledge of, and, 5+ years’ experience working with the various rules and regulations governing the Medicaid and Social Security benefits programs
  • Experience working under pressure while maintaining a positive attitude, providing exemplary customer service, and meeting deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft office Word, Excel, Access and Office 365 email and calendaring features

Development & Communications Specialist (grant writer)

Updated: April 2019
Job Summary:

The Development and Communications Specialist owns grant and contract narratives while serving as brand ambassador on marketing, public relations, and volunteer recruitment.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Manage grant and contract application process and liaise with program leadership and teams
  • Compose and revise grant proposals, contract narratives, presentation remarks, and advocacy materials
  • Produce grant, contract, and marketing deliverables on schedule
  • Draft, revise, and maintain case for support and written agency content in alignment with brand message, application requirements, and reporting metrics
  • Collaborate with program leadership and peers on grant and contract strategy, tone, and style
  • Meet or exceed annual grant fundraising goals
  • Support volunteer recruitment efforts
  • Perform special project as assigned.
Competencies:
  • Clear, precise and compelling writing skills
  • Excellent grammar and strong research skills
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently with purpose and accuracy
  • Able to effectively communicate
  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced environment
  • Motivated by meeting or exceeding deadlines
  • Agility to swiftly change gears without advanced notice
  • Driven to meet or exceed goals and performance objectives
  • Proven record of results in team and independent contributor roles
  • Excellent written, verbal, and nonverbal communication
  • Proficient in MS software applications, Adobe creative suite a plus
  • Ability to apply supervision feedback toward enhanced performance
  • Reliable and able to maintain regular, punctual attendance
Education, Skills, and Experience:
  • Associates Degree; Bachelor degree preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in social services nonprofit environment
  • Grant writing, marketing, public relations, and/or grant management experience
  • Experience delivering exceptional service to clients/customers

Care Attendants – In-Home Care

Updated: February 2019
Job Summary:

Care Attendants work part and full time schedules and are responsible for providing personal care, assisted daily living support, and/or transportation services to assigned client(s) in our In-Home Care Program.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Initiate conversation and activities with clients
  • Prepare meals, serve client, assist with feeding, and clean up
  • Remind client to take medications and monitor client as they take medication
  • Perform light housekeeping
  • Wash, fold, and put away laundry; iron as needed
  • Change bed linens
  • Provide bathing and grooming support
  • Assist client with toileting and personal hygiene care
  • Assist client with dressing
  • Assist client with transferring from one location to another
  • May supervise exercises prescribed by a therapist or doctor.
  • Transport clients and/or run errands as designated
  • Complete new employee orientation, job-specific training, and consistently demonstrate required competence
  • Perform special projects as assigned.
Education, Skills, and Experience:
  • High School Diploma
  • One year of experience caring for aging and/or disabled adults in a residential long term care setting
  • Experience delivering exceptional service to teammates/clients/customers
  • Reliable transportation, valid Texas Driver’s License, and auto insurance (if transporting clients)
  • Ability to pass a multi-state criminal background and motor vehicle driving record (if transporting clients) check
  • Basic skills in MS software applications and electronic timekeeping payroll systems
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus
Competencies:
  • Ability to commute to and from client residences and Rutherford Office
  • Strong desire and commitment to serve the elderly population
  • Maintain a neat and professional appearance while providing services
  • Ability to learn job requirements, follow directions, and accept suggestions
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and Holidays
  • Ability to perform responsibilities associated with client service plans
  • Responsive to client and caregiver needs
  • Exercise sound judgment while working independently
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and follow directions written in English
  • Ability to clearly articulate in both verbal and written communications
  • Ability to modify communication methods to meet client needs
  • Highly organized with strong multi-tasking and prioritization skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to apply supervision feedback toward enhanced performance
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to safely and successfully per form the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 30 lbs.

Keep Austin Housed AmeriCorp Program: Family Eldercare

Did you know that Family Eldercare hosts two (2) full time AmeriCorps members through the Keep Austin Housed Americorps program?

AmeriCorps members work directly with our clients to access critical community resources and become self-sufficient. If you are interested in working with our organization or one of nine others in Austin, check out AmeriCorps Facebook page, check out this short video, and fill out an application!

Posted: August 31, 2017; Updated:  June , 2018
Job Summary:

Keep Austin Housed (KAH), a project of Front Steps, affects positive change in the lives of children, youth, and adults who are at-risk of experiencing, currently experiencing, or have formerly experienced homelessness. KAH places 35 full-time members in 10 non-profits in Austin. Members serve 40 hours per week over the course of an 11-month term, in which they work directly with individuals to overcome barriers to housing, employment, and personal stability. In addition to work at their sites, members develop personally and professionally through team building events, trainings, and service opportunities.

Position Description: Family Eldercare’s Money Management Program provides homeless and near homeless seniors, low-income seniors and adults with disabilities with the support they need to live in the community with the maximum amount of independence. Case Management Aids will assist with case management and mentoring support for clients by assessing needs and developing action plans to address stable housing and personal stability goals (E.g. employment, education, application and receipt of financial benefits, life skills seminars, mental health care, substance abuse issues, social activities, budgeting, criminal histories, etc.).  In addition, they will recruit community volunteers through volunteer fairs, community education presentations, media advertisements and other publicity efforts, and outreach to diverse community groups (faith community, businesses, civic groups, universities and college, housing program residents).

Access to a vehicle is required.

Members Will:
  • Work directly with adults who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, and/or are formerly homeless.
  • Aid with existing case management services to address specific barriers clients are experiencing regarding his or her housing, employment, and/or personal stability goals.
  • Members will educate the community about homelessness as well as recruit, train and coordinate volunteers in supporting client, site, and project needs.
  • Attend regular trainings and participate in community service projects.
Member Benefits:
  • Living allowance
  • Education award
  • Health Insurance
  • Student loan forbearance on qualified federal loans
  • Professional Development and training opportunities
Requirements:
  • Members must be at least 20 years old
  • Some college experience
  • Work and/or volunteer experience with the homeless populations and/or general service delivery is preferred
  • Reliable transportation with personal vehicle

All Members are required to wear the AmeriCorps logo daily while in service, including at their service sites and while participating in all AmeriCorps-related activities. Members will be required to pass a National Criminal Background Check before beginning service.

For More Information:

Website: http://www.frontsteps.org/what-we-do/keep-austin-housed

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (512) 694-4546

Learn about Family Eldercare’s Money Management Program.

Front Steps Keep Austin Housed is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, or sexual orientation.

To Apply:

Visit https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=71280 and click “Apply Now” or visit www.my.americorps.gov, click search listings, and search for Keep Austin Housed.